Literary Analysis

Writing instructions
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver ( a short story which is part of a book by the same name – the paper is just for the one story not the whole collection of short stories)
-All six literary elements are covered Below is a list of the elements along with suggestions of what to cover for each element: Plot/Structure
– Describe the plot of the story. Avoid making comments or interpretations about behavior and actions by the characters, just stick with describing what happens in the story. Are there other stories you know of that is similar to the plot of this story? Point of View
– Who is telling this story, a first-person or third person narrator? How would you characterize this narrator? Characters – List and describe the primary characters of the story. Focus on specific details about each character, such as certain behaviors and/or things they say.
Setting
– What did you find unique or interesting about the setting of this story? What caught your attention? How does the setting add to the story?
Imagery
– Were there images or symbols in the story that appears repeatedly? Do you think there is any significance or importance to the repeated image?
Theme
– States at least one possible theme for the story. Remember that a theme consists of a topic the story is addressing and what the story is saying about that topic.
The paper must use quotes from the story “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love” and explains what it reflects about each literary element.
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